And we’re halfway home…
It’s turning out to be pretty good, as I’ve written before here. My aunt Marcia is a fan of it, and the “blook” is getting hits, so somehow, somewhere out there, people are reading it.
I feel quite a bit calmer about my writing schedule since I created the timeline. For a while there, I was going nuts, trying to keep everything up-to-date and organized while working on the five projects in my current season at once. Now I’m down to two…WeeWee and Somebody, and Grymwyck–Portion Two, Preparing for the Sojourn. Echo Forest will follow GW, and those will be all for the 2009-2010 year. Julian Mumford Mysteries and Closing Night will be stored away on the shelf for the following year.
I was livid over Thanksgiving weekend, when I tried to republish Arrival, the Grymwyck pilot book. Apparently, lulu.com now requires all authors to submit their work only in Adobe pdf format, with fonts embedded. So now, I have to invest in the frigging software for that, because nothing else is accepted. Trust me…I put in hours of research trying to find free software online that would work. I do believe that an agreement was made between lulu and Adobe, so that each gets a kickback from the other on the purchase of Adobe software and the books published through it. No, I was not happy, but resigned myself to postponing the new version of Arrival until the first of the year.
Other than that…everything’s flowing along swimmingly. I’m about to dive back into Preparing for the Sojourn, to write the next two sequences.